By Stephanie Winn
Special to the Express
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center is urging people who may have delayed screenings during the pandemic to get back on track. The cancer center’s Latinos United for Cancer Health Advancement (LUCHA) Initiative is teaming up with Winter’s Healthcare, Rise Inc, and Genentech to provide a cancer prevention community health fair scheduled for Saturday, March 11, at the Winters City Park from 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Free colorectal cancer screening kits will be available to anyone who hasn’t been screened in the last year and is 45 or older. There will also be educational resources, food, music, raffle prizes and entertainment for kids. Contact Angelica Perez at email@example.com or 916 734-4563 for more information on the fair.
An alarming new American Cancer Society study shows the number of people under 55 newly diagnosed with colorectal cancer has nearly doubled since 1995. New guidelines recommend that people at average risk of colorectal cancer start regular screening at the age of 45.